wring

To wring something is to twist or squeeze it, usually out of its original shape. If you annoy someone enough, they might threaten to wring your neck.

If you do laundry by hand, then you most likely wring out your shirts to get rid of excess water before hanging them out to dry. You can also wring out someone's hair after washing it. As you can tell, the word often has to do with getting liquids out of something. You might wring tears out of a person's eyes if you tell him the sad story of the day you lost your puppy.

Definitions of wring
1

n a twisting squeeze

“gave the wet cloth a wring
Synonyms:
squeeze
Type of:
motion, movement
a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

v twist and press out of shape

Synonyms:
contort, deform, distort
wrench
twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish
Types:
morph
change shape as via computer animation
Type of:
distort, twine, twist
form into a spiral shape

v twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid

wring the towels”
Synonyms:
contort, deform, distort
twist and press out of shape
Type of:
crush, mash, squash, squeeze, squelch
to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

v twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish

Wring one's hand”
Synonyms:
wrench
contort, deform, distort
twist and press out of shape
Type of:
distort, twine, twist
form into a spiral shape

v obtain by coercion or intimidation

Synonyms:
extort, gouge, rack, squeeze
Types:
bleed
get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
Type of:
fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge
rip off; ask an unreasonable price

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